R.I.D.E. program leads to CDSA and handgun seizure on Indian Mountain Road, Sheguiandah First Nation

On Sunday August 07th, 2022, Anishinabek Police Service (APS) assisting United Chiefs and Council of Manitoulin – UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service, was conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) check program on Indian Mountain Road, Sheguiandah First Nation, District of Manitoulin. 

During the Police interaction it was determined that the driver was a suspended driver and currently wanted on an arrest warrant by Greater Sudbury Police Service. 

Cannabis was also detected in the vehicle which initiated a search of the vehicle under the Cannabis Act. 

The driver and passenger were both arrested. The passenger provided a false name to Officers trying to obstruct the Police in their investigation. 

A search of the vehicle revealed: 

  • 1 loaded, Smith & Wesson, .40 calibre, semi-automatic handgun 
  • Approximately $4,095 in Canadian currency 
  • 46 grams fentanyl 
  • 29 grams cocaine 
  • 23 oxycodone 5mg pills {Percocet} 
  • 1 balaclava 
  • 1 throwing knife 

As a result: 

Jamil TOPPER, 20 years, of Orillia, Ontario 

Brauntie PELTIER, 28 years, of Wiikwemkoong First Nation 

have been charged with: 

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in a Schedule I substance X 3 

(fentanyl, cocaine and oxycodone) – S.5(2) CDSA. 

  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5,000 

(Canadian currency) – S. 354(1)(a) CC. 

  • Unauthorized Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm 

(handgun) – S. 91(1) CC. 2 

  • Obstruct Peace Officer (Jamil TOPPER only) – S. 129 (a) CC. 

The UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service, Anishnabek Police Service, OPP Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) and Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service remains committed to working collaboratively and will continue to focus its efforts on RIDE programs, major crime operations that pose a direct and elevated threat to the safety, security, and wellness of our communities. This combined Integrated Street Crime Unit is a Joint Force Operation and aims to identify and disrupt organized crime on Manitoulin Island through innovative technology, collaborative partnerships and traditional Police work resulting in the arrests of those involved, holding them accountable for their criminal activities and the seizure of illegal drugs, prohibited firearms and proceeds of crime. 

If anyone has further information regarding drug trafficking and organized crime, please contact UCCM Police at 705-377-7135 or Sudbury Rainbow Crime Stoppers at 705-222- TIPS (8477) or 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit an online tip at www.sudburycrimestoppers.com Together we can make a difference.